Travel Information



The STINT2015 Call for Participation can be found here.

Workhop Scope and Overview

The Space-Terrestrial Internetworking Workshop (STINT) addresses emerging technical topics related to packetized, multi-path, multi-hop data exchange between and amongst space-based and terrestrial network nodes. Such networks accept space assets as first-class nodes performing common network functions such as stateful packet inspection, routing, management, and security. In particular, the increasing capability of small satellite platforms enables the practical construction of large-scale constellations, the distributed command and control of which requires adopting an internet model.

Describing the protocols, applications, and operational concepts required to make these internetworks both technically feasible and operationally deployable represents a multi-disciplinary systems engineering challenge. Such a challenge requires fundamental investigation of the unique properties of disrupted and delayed communication, applied research in the technology transfer for networking applications to resource-constrained platforms, and engineering efforts to integrate these internetworks with existing terrestrial infrastructure.

The benefits of a seamless space-terrestrial internetwork are numerous and include increased system reliability and resiliency, reduced mission costs and schedules, and increased data throughput.

Workshop Theme

The theme for STINT 2015 is Optimizing End-To-End Exchange. Building relay links for constellations involves precise coordination amongst space assets. End-to-end data exchange considers how to most effectively leverage path diversity in a space-terrestrial internetwork to ensure the secure, timely delivery of data. This includes considerations for securing data from multiple organizations that leverage shared individual links, mechanisms and consoles for evaluating and managing network state, and approaches to congestion management and control.

Full research papers, demonstrations, and presentations will be solicited for the protocols, applications, and operational concepts required to make these internetworks both technically feasible and operationally deployable. Specifically, STINT welcomes researchers and practitioners in the following areas.

  • Delay and Disruption Tolerant Networking.
  • Modeling and Dynamics of Mobile Space-Based Networks.
  • Autonomous Configuration and Control of Network Nodes.
  • Protocols, Applications, and Concepts for Network Management.
  • End-to-end Security Services Across an Internetworking Overlay.
  • Store-and-Forward Routing, Congestion Modeling, and Topological Sychronization.
  • Mission Concepts Enabled by Internetworks.

Workshop Format

The STINT workshop would run for a full day with a morning session and an afternoon session. Similar to the 2015 STINT workshop, STINT 2015 will comprise a workshop keynote, a session devoted to full research papers, and a working session comprised of presentations, demonstrations, and moderated panel discussion.

Submitted papers (6 pages maximum) will be published in IEEEXplore and other indexing databases. Therefore, they must comply with standard IEEE conference templates for LaTeX formats or Microsoft Word: A4, US letter templates.

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: July 15th, 2015
  • Acceptance Notification: September 01, 2015
  • Final camera-ready paper: September 15th, 2015
  • Early Registration Deadline: September 15th, 2015
  • Workshop: December 14th, 2015